A Frigid Look Back at Moscow's Winter of 1908

Here's a nicely well-preserved peek into historical Moscow, complete with snow-skiing commuters and a frozen market of mushroom and fish.


Why Modernism Gets Blamed for Making Snowstorms Worse

It’s easy to take potshots when architects push the envelope. But the flat roof is problematic as a more basic matter of function.

Todd Bieber

Handiwork of the Day: The Ski Chair Sled

Kings of the playground.


New York's Real-Time Snow Plow Map to Get its First Major Test This Weekend

PlowNYC is about to hit the big time.

New Englanders Probably Shouldn't Look at These Photos of the Catastrophic Blizzard of 1978

Considering the "historic" blizzard in this weekend's weather forecast and all.

These 8 Cities Have America's Crummiest Winters

Celebrate this awful time of year by thinking about the cities that have it even worse.


The Secret to Harbin's Tourism Success: A Las Vegas-Style Snow Festival

China's northern-most city is dark and freezing most of the time. But it draws crowds with gigantic sculptures, light and ice shows, even tigers.


Norwegian Train Promotion of the Day: Hours of Free Footage Up for Grabs

Happy 50th, Nordlandsbanen!


Please Bring This to America: Heated Bike Lanes

Towns in the Netherlands are actually planning to try this out.

How We Plowed Before Snow Plows Were Invented

A short history of snow removal in America's cities.


Zen and the Art of Snow Plow Maintenance

When it comes to allocating resources to remove snow, cities can often only guess and hope for the best